By Chuka Callys Mbamaluh.
Ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election in Edo State,the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in Rivers State, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, has raised an alarm over the seige laid on Homeville Hotel where Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is lodging in Benin city by scores of Policemen ostensibly acting on orders from above.
Themeteornews learnt that the Policemen are
led by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Leye Oyebanji .
Governor Wike is Chairman of the PDP Campaign Council for Edo State Governorship poll.
A press statement by Ambassador Akawor decrying the situation read:
“The attention of the entire People of Rivers State has been drawn to the siege laid at the Hotel where the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike is lodging while on official assignment in Benin, Edo State.”
“Recall that Governor Wike was appointed Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election; this is same position Governor Ganduje of Kano State occupies for his party the APC.”
“Governor Ganduje and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State are all in Benin, Edo State carrying out their assignment for the APC without any molestation or intimidation.”
“And in a breach of the pledge they made security agencies have decided to harass and intimidate Governor Wike who has not done any wrong.”
“May I on behalf of entire Rivers People Warn that we Shall hold the IGP responsible for anything that happens to our Governor.”
Political pundits argue that the move is against the promise of the authorities to ensure a level playing field for all candidates and their supporters.
They further submitted that the seige is aimed restricting the movement and possible influence of key officials of Governor Godwin Obaseki of the PDP.
- Themeteornews will keep its esteemed readers updated with developments on the poll as they unfold.